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Flag for Australia January 31, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Macquarie Island, Tasmania, Australia

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Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 12:29 AM

Global Type: Total Lunar Eclipse

Macquarie Island: Total Lunar Eclipse

Begins: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 9:51 PM

Maximum: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 12:29 AM

Ends: Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 3:08 AM

Duration: 5 hours, 17 minutes


January 31, 2018 – February 1, 2018 — Total Lunar Eclipse — Macquarie Island

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This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Macquarie Island. The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

Start of partialMaxEnd of partial
10:48 PM Jan 3112:29 AM Feb 12:11 AM Feb 1
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Local times for eclipse in Macquarie Island on Thursday, February 1, 2018

EventTime in Macquarie IslandDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 9:51:13 PM39°Northeast9.6°
The Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Partial Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 10:48:27 PM26°North-northeast14.0°
Partial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsJan 31 at 11:51:47 PM11°North16.9°
Total moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseFeb 1 at 12:29:51 AMNorth17.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 1:07:51 AM353°North17.4°
Total moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 2:11:11 AM338°North-northwest15.3°
Partial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsFeb 1 at 3:08:29 AM325°Northwest11.5°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Macquarie Island (AEDT – Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Eclipses visible in Macquarie Island

Eclipse Visibility from Macquarie IslandVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Jun 26 / Jun 27LunarPartial
2010Dec 21LunarPenumbral
2011Jun 16LunarTotal
2011Nov 25SolarPartial
2011Dec 10 / Dec 11LunarTotal
2012Jun 4 / Jun 5LunarPartial
2012Nov 14SolarPartial
2012Nov 28 / Nov 29LunarPenumbral
2013Apr 26LunarPartial
2014Apr 15LunarTotal
2014Apr 29SolarPartial
2014Oct 8 / Oct 9LunarTotal
2015Apr 4 / Apr 5LunarTotal
2016Mar 23 / Mar 24LunarPenumbral
2016Sep 17LunarPenumbral
2017Aug 8LunarPartial
2018Jan 31 / Feb 1LunarTotal
2018Jul 13SolarPartial
2018Jul 28LunarTotal
2019Jul 17LunarPartial
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